Laika's ParaNorman And Coraline Return To Theaters For The Studio's 15th Anniversary

In honor of their 15th anniversary, Laika is partnering with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to bring their Oscar-nominated films back to the big screen. The museum will play host to multiple screenings of the critically acclaimed stop-motion films, along with filmmaker discussions and Q&A's. The five films in question are "Missing Link," "Kubo and the Two Strings," "The Boxtrolls," "ParaNorman," and "Coraline." Tickets for Laika at OSMI are currently on sale, with screenings scheduled for October 15, 2021 through October 31, 2021. But screenings and panels aren't all the studio has to offer — they're going big for this anniversary... The post Laika's ParaNorman and Coraline Return to Theaters for the Studio's 15th Anniversary appeared first on /Film.

Laika's ParaNorman And Coraline Return To Theaters For The Studio's 15th Anniversary

In honor of their 15th anniversary, Laika is partnering with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to bring their Oscar-nominated films back to the big screen. The museum will play host to multiple screenings of the critically acclaimed stop-motion films, along with filmmaker discussions and Q&A's. The five films in question are "Missing Link," "Kubo and the Two Strings," "The Boxtrolls," "ParaNorman," and "Coraline."

Celebrating 15 Years With Laika

Tickets for Laika at OSMI are currently on sale, with screenings scheduled for October 15, 2021 through October 31, 2021. But screenings and panels aren't all the studio has to offer — they're going big for this anniversary and offering fans a special close look at the world of Laika. The museum will have a display of puppets and sets from the stunning films, letting fans immerse themselves in the studio's creative process. So if Coraline's Other Mother has been haunting you since childhood (and she definitely has), then come exacerbate your fears by seeing her spider-like body and button eyes up close!

Laika will put its "hero" or main character puppets on display, along with "Kubo and the Two Strings" characters, Moonbeast and Skeleton. Also available are some of the studio's most memorable sets, including:

  • From "Coraline": Coraline's Other Kitchen with Other Mother/Other Father and Beldam's Sewing table.

  • From "ParaNorman": Interior of Norman's Bedroom and Mitch's van with the gang and Zombie judge.

  • From "The Boxtrolls": Sparky's Market tent and Snatcher's Truck

  • From "Kubo and the Two Strings": Kubo's market building

  • From "Missing Link": Sir Lionel's apartment and Adelina's boat cabin

Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of Business Operations David Burke spoke to Laika's excitement about these displays, saying:

"Our studio has a unique approach to filmmaking, enhancing the artisanal stop-motion technique with technological innovations and through installations like this, fans have a chance to see that artistry up close whilst getting some behind-the-scenes details from our filmmakers."

As for fans not able to make it to Oregon this October, Laika previously announced the return of "ParaNorman" to theaters across the country. The film will screen on November 16 at local theaters through Fathom Events. Tickets for "ParaNorman" are already on sale, offering a chance to revisit the adventures of a misunderstood teenage boy who can speak to the dead. Sure, screenings come a little after Halloween, but spooky season doesn't officially end until Christmas, so the "ParaNorman" zombie apocalypse should fit right into your schedule.

The Future Of Laika

Last week, Laika announced exciting news about their upcoming animated feature film "Wildwood," based on the bestselling novel by The Decemberists' frontman, Colin Meloy. Inspired by classic fantasy novels and folktales, the story takes viewers beyond Portland's city limits to Wildwood. There, two seventh graders are drawn into a hidden, magical forest and embark on a wondrous journey to rescue a baby kidnapped by crows. The film has been in development for years now, with Laika having acquired the rights back in 2011.

Along with "Wildwood," Laika is venturing into the world of live-action filmmaking with the development of their action-thriller "Seventeen." Based on screenwriter John Brownlow's ("The Miniaturist," "Sylvia") debut novel of the same name, Laika CEO described the film as "adrenaline-fueled" and packed with "soul."

Read this next: 12 Essential Stop-Motion Animated Movies

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Any filmmaker who has hits like "The Mask of Zorro," "Goldeneye," or "Casino Royale" under their belt is a filmmaker who knows their way around action. It's as simple as that. For Martin Campbell, this year's release of "The Protégé" (along with 2017's Jackie Chan-starring "The Foreigner") marked a grand return to the genre that seems to come as naturally to him as breathing. The U.K.-based, New Zealand director hasn't been shy about sounding off on his thoughts on the current action landscape or giving viewers a peek behind the scenes on the process of making a movie like "The Protégé." With the film now available... The post Behind-the-Scenes The Protégé Footage Shows Off the Making of an Action Movie [Exclusive] appeared first on /Film.

Behind-The-Scenes The Protégé Footage Shows Off The Making Of An Action Movie [Exclusive]

Any filmmaker who has hits like "The Mask of Zorro," "Goldeneye," or "Casino Royale" under their belt is a filmmaker who knows their way around action. It's as simple as that. For Martin Campbell, this year's release of "The Protégé" (along with 2017's Jackie Chan-starring "The Foreigner") marked a grand return to the genre that seems to come as naturally to him as breathing. The U.K.-based, New Zealand director hasn't been shy about sounding off on his thoughts on the current action landscape or giving viewers a peek behind the scenes on the process of making a movie like "The Protégé."

With the film now available on digital platforms today, /Film can exclusively present a behind-the-scenes featurette on its female-led mayhem, the plot that keeps you guessing, and the humor in the script that keeps the dialogue lively. Check out the video below.

Behind The Scenes Of The Protégé

"The Protégé" comes to digital as of today, September 21, 2021, and stars the trio of Maggie Q as the assassin Anna, Samuel L. Jackson as her mentor Moody, and Michael Keaton as the villainous (and artfully-named) Rembrandt. As Jackson states in the video, the emphasis on having someone of Maggie Q's legendary status and caliber cast in the main role speaks volumes. For her part, Maggie Q is well aware of what her presence represents and has fully embraced the challenge.

"The Protégé" also arrives on 4K UHD, BLU-RAY, and DVD on October 19, 2021. The home release will include special features such as:

  • "Scars of the Past: Making The Protégé" Featurette, hosted by Martin Campbell and featuring "an inside look at the making of the film, and is filled with immersive on-set footage, captivating photographs, and intriguing interviews" with the stars
  • "Anna vs Rembrandt" Featurette, which highlights "the chemistry between Maggie Q's and Keaton's characters"
  • A previously unreleased deleted scene
  • Theatrical trailer

The official synopsis for "The Protégé" describes the film as:

"Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world's most skilled contract killer. But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival – is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton) whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves even tighter."

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